Do Not Drowse and Drive
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Wellness

This event is a reminder to understand the risks, signs, and causes of drowsy driving, and the actions that can be taken to prevent drowsy driving.

A DOE site recently reported a single-vehicle accident that appears to have resulted from the driver having fallen asleep at the wheel. The driver stated that he felt sleepy and had considered pulling over, but decided he was close enough to continue driving back to his office. The next thing he knew was that he had drifted to the left side of the road and collided with a traffic sign. The estimated speed of the vehicle was between 55 and 60 miles per hour.

See related video: https://opexshare.doe.gov/lesson.cfm/2017/6/15/14632/How-to-Prevent-Dangerous-Drowsy-Driving

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